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The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained

This is a brief 6-minute video teaching about the crisis in Syria and how it all began.  It is a great history lesson for those of us less informed of the current crisis and how it evolved.  Although it speaks of the European crisis, it is very relevant and related to the United States.


Why no one cares about Syria - Barry Andrews

A TED talk worth watching… Are we more willing to support victims of natural disasters and disease rather than victims of violence?  Will we pay more attention to the Syrian crisis when it becomes history and it is too late to do anything about it?  Is prejudice or bias at the basis of how we prioritize our efforts?


National Geographic - Syrian Refugees: A Human Crisis Revealed in a Powerful Short Film

Less than 2 minutes, a visual summary of the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II.

From Damascus to Detroit, a Young Syrian Refugee Shares Her Story

A heartwarming story told by a young girl whose family was resettled in Detroit, Michigan.

Running Away from Terror: A Chilling Look at the Syrian Refugee Crisis - TED talk

A story told by a Syrian refugee woman about her family and their resettlement in Idaho.








 We Welcome Refugees

A consortium of faith-based organizations which exists to empower local churches to be a key agent of hope and compassion in the middle east refugee crisis.  Addresses more frequently asked questions.

 Knights of Columbus - What Catholics Should Know About Islam

For two Syrian brothers, a new home in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 23rd, 2016

 For Syrian Refugees in Connecticut, A Helping Hand From Private Volunteers

Recent examples of small communities which embraced accepting refugees, even in the face of apathy and opposition.

 The Atlantic - Category: Syria

In depth news and photojournalism on the situation in Syria and the Syrian people.

 Meet Minnesota’s First Syrian Refugee Family

Twin Cities Pioneer Press, September 12th, 2015

 10 Reasons You Should Not Fear Muslims, The Huffington Post

Read it directly from a Muslim living in the United States.

 Slate - Why Are People So Scared of Syrian Refugees?

The underlying psychology of fear and how to address it.

 Migration Policy Institute - The U.S. Record Shows Refugees Are Not a Threat

The Migration Policy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank dedicated to analysis of the movement of people worldwide.




Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis

By Stephen Bauman, Matthew Soerens, Isaam Smeir,  2016 World Relief.

In this book, three experts from World Relief offer a practical, well-rounded, well-researched guide to the refugee resettlement issue.  It answers the questions: Who are refugees and other displaced peoples?  What are the real risks and benefits of receiving them?  How do we balance compassion and security?

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